GJerre (7) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2006 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great trappist ! Dark colour.
Aroma is moderatly malty, slightly hoppy and lightly doughy. Flavor is a almost perfect balance of sweet and bitter with a short finish. Medium bodied creamy, livley with a slightly chalky finish. +++
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2007 Deep brown with ruby highlights in the pour, with a frothy white head that dissipates quickly and leaves just a clouding on top of the beer - overall really nice looking in a glass suited to its appearance. Dark stone fruits in both the nose and the taste, with that prototypical Belgian spiciness and sweet malt making appearances. Only a flash of alcohol that is hidden very well.
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2006
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a really nice ruby and mohagany with a large, sticky and solid head. Lotso of carbonation to it. Scents and flavors of baker’s chocolate, raisins, kurants, and of course a high amount of alcohol. This beer is a sipper and is meant to be drunk slowly.
The best dark trappist !
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and bubbly. Sweet aroma. Extremely drinkable, as the alcohol content is masked by fine flavor. Malty and sweet. Drink slowly and enjoy! You’d better drink slowly at the price per ounce!!
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (2006 BB 2011). Sweet malts and lots of alcohol. The slight spicy yeast and toastiness to nothing to relieve the cloying nature. Not so great for me.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2006 It pours slightly hazy with a mostly lasting light brown creamy head. Aroma is moderatly malty like toasted bread, slightly hoppy and lightly doughy. Flavor is a almost perfect balance of sweet and bitter with a short finish. Medium bodied creamy, livley with a slightly chalky finish.
rsauermann (38) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
First Belgian Strong I ever tried. God bless the Flying Saucer in Ft. Worth for opening my eyes to Chimay. I like comparing Chimay to champagne because of the crispness of a freshly poured glass.
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2006
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2007 Bottle. This is probably the highest rating I’ve given for a beer, and it was the first Trappist beer I had some four years ago. It’s a total standby. Over the years I’ve had other examples of quadrupels but I seem to always fall back on this one. Pours a really nice ruby and mahogany with a large, sticky and solid head. Lots of carbonation to it. Scents and flavors of baker’s chocolate, raisins, currants, some candied orange peel, and of course a high amount of alcohol. This beer is a sipper and is meant to be drunk slowly. An excellent introduction to Trappist or quadrupel beers.
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of the Blue, Red, and White, this one is least impressive. Even though, it still features complex and smooth palate. Amber unfiltered color with mild fruity aroma succumbs to well disguised alcohol bliss. Well Played!
flemmingwillum (1198) - Nysted, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2010 Re-rating 27.08.10, as my old rating was far from the RB Average, (3.0) but apparently I just don’t like this beer as much as you other do, since it ended on low 2.9 points this time
It is an opaque red-brown beer with a dense head. The aroma is wood, alcohol, sourish hops and anonymous hops. Flavor is wood, menthol, much alcohol and a medium bitter finish. A bit thin palate, especially for the ABV. Medium carbonation.